Meade County, Kansas

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Meade County (standard abbreviation: ME) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is named in honor of General George G. Meade. As of 2000, the population was 4,631. The largest city and county seat is Meade.

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Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Meade County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 980 square miles (2,537 km²), of which, 978 square miles (2,534 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,631 people, 1,728 households, and 1,252 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,968 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.10% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 6.24% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 10.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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